Thrifty Tips – She’s free, but not cheap

thrifty tips - free not cheap 1Here’s the first post of what might become yet another new series on my blog – Thrifty Tips. Every once in a while, I like to go and hunt for quality freebies or cheapies, and I think, they do deserve some space on my blog, too.

thrifty tips - free not cheap 2

When I put together my last post, I needed a few avatars for the second picture. Not too many people were around to help, so I had to dig out an older, unused account of mine. Her look was terribly dated, and she received a makeover, which was completely free and turned out very well, if I may say so myself.
Now, she isn’t one of my characters. There’s no story behind this girl and she doesn’t even have a name. But I think, she’s cute as a button, even if she’s a bit on the young side.

Oh, and thanks to Helena Stringer for pointing out the free skin on Plurk!

Today’s set

background: -CLICK-
plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)

Today’s look

skin: Shiva (group gift, free to join) 
shape: By Snow (free) 
eyes: Butterfly Kiss Boutique (free, Free*Style) 
hair: Dura (group gift, free to join) 
necklace: lassitude & ennui (free, Free*Style) 
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift) 
shoes: Maitreya (old subscribtion gift, no longer available)
Advertisements

The Bistro down the Street

bistro_insideC’mon everybody, meet me at the quaint little bistro just down the street. Ah, the stories its walls could tell, of hopes lost and luck found. Everyone is welcome there. Dine inside…
bistro_outside…or relax outside in the sun with a cuppa of whatever you fancy.
bistro_upstairsAnd if you’re the artistic type, meet kindred spirits in the lounge upstairs.

bistro building & all furniture, unless stated otherwise:
22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Food Fair)

inside set:

tea time set (table): Tres Blah
hot chocolate: LISP
wine: Elate!
tea set (counter): Dysfunctional Designs (Food Fair)
artworks & vases: Action, [CIRCA], A.D.D. Andel & JoHaDeZ

inside outfits:

Chanda (front, left): 
hair: elikatira
dress: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Leon (front, right):
suit: FATEwear
walking cane: [hate this]

sad girl (background):
hair: Dura (group gift, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
pearls: lassitude & ennui (Free*Style, free)
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)

outside set:

plants: Dutchie
laptop: Meshworx
handbag: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
milk / chocolate: {Haute House} (Food Fair)
shades: Kumaki
sushi: Breno
hat: Deco
coffee: 22769 (Food Fair)
bikes: {what next}

outside outfits:

business woman (front, left):
skin: Glam Affair
shape: custom
hair: elikatira
glasses: Kumaki
piercings: the HV
outfit: coldLogic
bracelet: erratic

Moran (front, right):
hair: Truth
necklace: Just You
tattoo: -Valley Park- (The Mens Dept)
shorts: Redgrave
boots: TonkTastic

HT (middle, right):
hair: Dura
skin: Tableau Vivant
necklace: G & D
tanktop: BeUp
shorts: 22769
leg cast / ankle brace / crutches: [ht+]
shoes: Adjunct

gossip girl 1 (background, left):
hair: [Due] (Hair Fair, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
dress: Coco Designs (group gift, free)
shoes: Gabriel (group gift, free)

gossip girl 2 (background, right):
hair: Magika
skin / pants: The Plastik
tank: Auxiliary (Hair Fair, free)
shoes: Coco Designs

upstairs set:

artwork (left): Gabrielle Swindlehurst (The Gallery Gift Shop, free)
crying peacock statue: RAG Randt (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
bookshelf: Second Spaces
books: Dutchie
ceiling fan: Trompe Loeil
mask: DownDownDown (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
artwork (middle): Arduenn Schwartzmann (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
tree sculpture: MudHoney (Home Show)
violin: Grollwerk
chocolate cake: Culprit (Food Fair)
deco pillows: [hate this]
armchair: Kuro
easel, stool & artistic clutter: ~Bazar~ (Home Show)

Marten – Washed Away

marten - washed awayMarten seems to have an affinity for water. This picture was a kind of spur-of-the-moment thing when I ended up in water after taking down the set for another series.

Meet me at the Glade

meet me at the gladeToday’s set:

forest: Studio Skye
pergola: :{MV}: (The Challenge)
chairs: Trompe Loeil (Atelier Kreslo)
ruins: Botanical (Collabor88)
ferns: Envisage:Limitless (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Chanda)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: LaNoir Soleil (Midsummer Nights Hunt)
dress: Senzafine (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Moran)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: Wasabi Pills
eyes: Insufferable Dastard (The Mens Dept)
outfit: Kahli Designs (We <3 Roleplay)
Gloves: Deco
pose: Diesel Works

At Home – The Lion’s Den

Follow me today into “The Lion’s Den” – a house that could be Leon’s, if he had a house instead of his small apartment.
Lion's Den 01/10
lakeside_02living
lakeside_03kitchen
lakeside_04living
lakeside_05study
lakeside_06study
lakeside_07bedroom
lakeside_08bedroom
lakeside_09bedroom
lakeside_10garden

Today’s post contains too many items to feature every one of them, so here’s a list of the designers they’re from:

22769 ~ [bauwerk]
Abiss Interior
Apple Fall
[ARIA]
[ba] Barnesworth Anubis
~BAZAR~
Blank Line
Breno
Cheeky Pea
Culprit
Dutchie
Envisage: Limitless
F.E. Energy
floorplan
Incognito Designs
Kuro
LISP
Minerva Tactical
MudHoney
nordari.
Pilot
Roawenwood
Rustica
+sanctuaire+
Second Spaces
Studio Sidhe
Studio Skye
Trompe Loeil
Turnip's Homes
Wayward Muse
{what next}
Zinnias

If you would like to know where a specific item comes from, don’t be shy and leave a comment or send me an IM.

Moran – Stake-Out

moran - stakeoutToday’s look

hair: Dura (free group gift)
eye: Less Is More
outfit: 22769 (The Mens Dept)

Moran – Afloat

moran - afloat

After a rather unpleasant encounter with the owner of the cabin in the woods, Moran is on the run once again. Battered, bruised, but not beaten, he has set sail to new adventures. Stay tuned to see where he will be washed ashore…

Today’s look

hair/hat: Truth
eye bandage: [ht+]
bruises: SlightySkewed
wounded nose: Fruk
cut cheek: Repulse
shirt: FATEwear
pants: Redgrave
boots: Deco

Today’s set

rocks: Landscaping by Felix
raft: Kuro (The Designer's Warehouse)
baseball bat: Breno (group gift)
wine: 22769 ~ [bauwerk]
pizza: Scarlet Apple